- to glide, move, or proceed easily or nonchalantly: She just sashayed in as if she owned the place.
- to chassé in dancing.
Origin of sashay
Examples from the Web for sashayed
“I am a divorced woman,” one said as she sashayed up and down the room in Goma.Congo's Feminist Fight
Linda Bird Francke
July 7, 2010
Then you sashayed up and asked her to dance every dance with you.The Cross-Cut
Courtney Ryley Cooper
They balanced and "sashayed" from the tropics to the arctic circle.The Ruling Passion
Henry van Dyke
We sashayed into the kitchen an' theah, jus' sittin' easylike an' waitin' right on the table, was two or three pies!Ride Proud, Rebel!
Andre Alice Norton
Plump mothers took part in the quaint old fashioned figures, and swung and balanced and "sashayed" in a gale of fun.Rose of Dutcher's Coolly
When she see Jinnie she jist made strides for the wood-shed, and old Jinnie sashayed arter her.Quincy Adams Sawyer and Mason's Corner Folks
Charles Felton Pidgin
- to move, walk, or glide along casually
- to move or walk in a showy way; parade
Word Origin and History for sashayed
1836, mangled Englishing of French chassé "gliding step" (in square dancing), literally "chased," past participle of chasser "to chase," from Old French chacier "to hunt," from Vulgar Latin *captiare (see capable, and cf. chase, catch). Related: Sashayed; sashaying. The noun is attested from 1900.